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  •  Who? (1+ / 0-)
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    greenearth

    Ginsburg?  Breyer?  Stevens?  Souter?  I don't think so.

    The precedents were not really clear in Bush v. Gore.  It was actually pretty much a case of first impression at the SCOTUS level.  Don't know of other election law cases that raised due process/equal protection grounds in terms of ballot counting standards, which is the grounds Bush v. Gore was decided on.

    There is no evidence of massive voter fraud by Democrats. There is ample evidence of attempts to repress the vote by Republicans.

    by DC Pol Sci on Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 05:21:26 PM PDT

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    •  Are you kidding? (4+ / 0-)
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      sphealey, GayHillbilly, Rico, greenearth

      The precendents weren't clear? Of course they were. When the court ordered the Florida ballots not to be recounted, the SCOTUS stripped a state of power to administer its own laws that had been on the books since practically the inception of our country.

      Politicians and diapers need to be changed frequently -- often for the same reason.

      by KnowVox on Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 05:33:10 PM PDT

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      •  That's the problem. (1+ / 0-)
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        greenearth

        Florida law did not have a uniform standard.  I don't agree with the Bush v. Gore court, but that's the rationale it used.

        There is no evidence of massive voter fraud by Democrats. There is ample evidence of attempts to repress the vote by Republicans.

        by DC Pol Sci on Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 05:35:02 PM PDT

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